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FedNor investing in local business

By CJ Goater Nov 17, 2023 | 4:23 PM

Minister Patty Hadju - Acadia Broadcasting File Photo.

Patty Hajdu, the Minister responsible for FedNor, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, has announced a FedNor investment of $1,380,000 in Smart Modular Canada, a Thunder Bay-based business that designs, manufactures, ships, and installs modular buildings.

“Investing in housing construction innovators like Smart Modular is key to building more affordable housing. This investment will help scale up a one-of-a-kind Northern Ontario business. On top of creating good-paying jobs in the region, it also provides concrete support to remote and Indigenous communities that have important housing needs.” Said Patty Hajdu

This initiative will allow Smart Modular Canada to meet market demands, which includes addressing housing gaps in First Nations communities and infrastructure needs in natural resource sectors such as mining and forestry.

Smart Modular Canada also provides training programs that develop needed trade skills. The company has focused on youth in First Nation communities, offering training for the workers, as well as both mentoring and career opportunities in the construction industry.

This investment is anticipated to create 15 jobs and triple the production of modular homes while also reducing waste.